PGA Championship Weather Forecast

How is the weather looking ahead of this week's PGA Championship?

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How is the weather looking for this week's PGA Championship at Kiawah Island?

PGA Championship Weather Forecast 2021 

The PGA Championship has switched coasts this year after the 2020 tournament at Harding Park near San Francisco saw Collin Morikawa win his maiden Major title.

This year, the PGA Championship moves east across the United States to the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in South Carolina.

The weather was decidedly grey at last year's PGA Championship when it was held in early August and the tournament returns to its usual slot of mid-May after the Coronavirus pandemic shuffled around the 2020 season.

Related: Kiawah Island Course Guide (opens in new tab)

Kiawah Island is a Pete Dye designed course and - in the corresponding chapter in his autobiography - he quoted fellow course architect Jon L. Low who said of the Ocean Course, "A good player prays for wind every day, but he must not pray too earnestly."

This is in reference to the fact that the wind is often unpredictable and strong at Kiawah Island and can blow from totally different directions on consecutive days.

The PGA Championship was hosted at Kiawah Island in 2012 - where Rory McIlroy famously won by 8 shots - and the wind played a big part all week, with the course playing the second hardest on Tour all year.

With the wind playing such a big factor in previous events at Kiawah Island, let's take a look at how the weather looks ahead of the 2021 PGA Championship.

PGA Championship Weather Forecast 2021

A weather warning sign is placed on the leaderboard during the Final Round of the 94th PGA Championship at the Ocean Course on August 12, 2012.

Related: How Can I Play At Kiawah Island? (opens in new tab)


The final day of the PGA Championship 2021 will bring with it a change in wind direction.

Skies will be clear with a top temperature of 27°C (81°F) and there will be just a 6% chance of any rain.

The wind all week so far has been out of the East primarily, but the Sunday wind will change to be out of the WSW at speeds between 10-20mph, potentially gusting a bit higher - higher winds than we saw on Saturday.

This will mean the brutal final stretch from the 14th hole in will be more down wind as oppose to into wind as it has been all week so far.

We'll keep a keen eye on the forecast to see if things change as the week progresses, so keep an eye out on this article for any important weather updates.

Dan Parker
Staff Writer

Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides, specializing in golf shoe and golf cart reviews. Dan has now tested and reviewed over 30 pairs of golf shoes for the website and magazine with his current favorite pair being the Ecco Biom C4. A left-handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 8.5 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. His best day in golf so far was shooting 76 at Essendon Golf Club on his first-ever round with his Golf Monthly colleagues. Dan also runs his own cricket podcast and website in his spare time. 

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